Amy Reichert

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To Nano or Not to Nano

It’s November 1 (probably Nov. 2 by the time this gets posted), and that brings to mind the annual question, should I participate in Nanowrimo. What&rsquo...
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Spaghetti Brain

I’m feeling a bit scattered these days. I can’t focus on anything. I’ve written two different blog entries (three if you count this one), but ...
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The Easy Path

I’m a path of least resistance kind of gal. I buy more underwear than necessary so I don’t need to do laundry as often, I put cardboard under my mul...
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Stamina Meet Summer

Summertime. It seems so innocent, full of relaxing days brimming with chilled lemonade and frolicking children. Summertime is for kicking back poolside, grillin...
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Don’t Be a Dick

Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Yep. That’s what I’m doing. I can’t help myself. Queries have been launched into the ether, pinging off servers ...
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In the End

Whew. Revisions are done and off into the ether, but I never thought I’d get there. I’d write something, then delete, write something else, then ...
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The Opening Line

Part of my revisions process is finding better, more poetic ways to convey events and describe emotions. While writing, clichés and trite descriptions ap...
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Bad Gift Revising

Truth: Revision resembles a backyard filled with peanut butter slathered toddlers, wiggly puppies and hungry grizzly bears. While chaotic and confusing, there i...
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Bad Gift Revising

Truth: Revision resembles a backyard filled with peanut butter slathered toddlers, wiggly puppies, and hungry grizzly bears. While chaotic and confusing, there ...
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Five Stages of Revision

Recently, many lovely friends have inquired about my book’s status. Are any agents reading it, am I working on a new book, and when will it be published? ...
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These are a Few

It’s spring break for me and the kiddos. While I’m prepping to do some major excavation in the manuscript, I thought it might be fun to list some of...